Matthias Barr

Mathias Fritschler Barr (December 6, 1831 in Edinburgh - December 21, 1911 in London) was a Scottish poet.

Barr's father, Fidelie Barr, was a native of Germany, who had married the Edinburgh native Margaret Mcdonald, and carried on the business of a watchmaker in that city. Barr received a liberal education at the High School and Academy of Edinburgh, then paid a brief visit to Germany, and afterwards removed to London, where he held a respectable appointment for a number of years, devoting his leisure hours to the cultivation of his literary tastes. Among his pursuits, Barr owned a music-selling and publishing establishment in London.

In 1865 his first-published volume of poems appeared, and he thereafter issued several short volumes of well-regarded verse. He was compared to Burns and Wordsworth in finding the inspiration of song in the most common objects. The simplest scenes, the homeliest incidents, the most common wild-flowers, were subjects addressed by Barr.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1831, Died December 21st, 1911

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 80930 10-in. 3/30/1923 My treasure Louis Graveure Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia W149017 10-in. 9/18/1929 My treasure Walter Golde ; Louis Graveure Tenor vocal solo, with piano author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barr, Matthias," accessed September 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116503.

Barr, Matthias. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116503.

"Barr, Matthias." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 September 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116503

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